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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Oct 30, 2009 9:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Methinks there is a lot of new dna in the pool

I fear my comments have portrayed me as some kind of agist. (like sexist or racist but for age)

I don't want really want the older population to move on faster... I am just often frustrated by the lack of change in the operations of companies and governments. I think a great deal of this is the inability of some people to let go of their conceptions of the what the world is/should be and to realize that things are changing faster than ever.

Of course this is the naturally conservative nature of the older generation rearing its ugly head. But there's gotta be some give and take - if you never pay attention or respect the traditions then you are bound for failure as well.

Something I think is really lacking (at least in the USA and Canada, from my experience) is inter-generational knowledge transfer. As salaries have increased and societal norms changed, grandparents now rarely live with their grandkids. I was essentially raised by my grandparents, while I know some people that see theirs maybe once a month?

What a weird time we are going through right now ... there is a great movement in the youth to recover the skills of our great grandparents - in taking the responsibility of feeding ourselves once again (and not just going to the supermarket).

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Poster: skies Date: Oct 30, 2009 9:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Methinks there is a lot of new dna in the pool

Hey you , DeadPolitics ! You are a fine youth , i always knew that . Now there is something wrong in this world we are in ,here and it doesn't have to be the way it goes ,never for the young nor the elderly ,and frankly not being a preaching hypocrit i don't care if you are or not racist ,agist, or whatever . Nobody can care about evrybody else ,that resumes what getting older taught me .